Douglas Theatre

3651 Broadway,
Grove City, OH 43123

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Previous Names: Majestic Theatre, Kingdom Theatre, Grove Theatre

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This first opened as the Majestic Theatre in 1916.

The theater received a few name changes throughout the years. It was first renamed the Kingdom Theatre in 1930, then the Grove Theatre on August 1, 1947, and finally the Douglas Theatre in 1959.

After closing as a movie house in 1968, it was purchased by members of the Grove City Little Theatre who restored the theater and reopened as a performing arts center in December of that same year. This didn’t last long and it closed in 1971.

On October 11, 1978, a fire destroyed the former Douglas Theatre building. It was rebuilt and continued to operate as the Little Theatre Off Broadway.

Contributed by 50sSNIPES

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50sSNIPES on August 11, 2023 at 12:42 pm

The fire destroyed the former Douglas Theatre building caused by a pipe malfunction just before its live production of “Superman” on October 11, 1978, estimating a cost of $125,000 in damage according to The Record, Grove City’s newspaper.

The Kingdom Theatre became the Grove Theatre on August 1, 1947 after a two-week closure. The theater also upgraded its seating capacity from 191 to 228 at the time of reopening as the Grove.

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